Earlier this month, we reported that the cast and crew of the 1999 cult classic Galaxy Quest were open to returning for a sequel, and we were frankly pretty excited about the idea. Now, by Grabthar’s hammer, it’s actually happening… in the form of a comic book. That’s still exciting, right? Maybe?
According to Comic Book Resources, IDW Publishing will put out a Galaxy Quest ongoing series from Ghostbusters and Shooting Star comics writer Erik Burnham and artist Nacno Arranz, which will hit store shelves in 2015.
Burnham recently talked a bit about the direction of the book, and how it connects with the film, saying:
“Well, at the end of their movie, Tim Allen’s character, Jason, used the Omega 13 device to rewind time 13 seconds and undo the catastrophic death of his crew. (Um… sorry for the 15 year-old spoilers!) Messing with time. Maybe that affected more than the ship. If it was more widespread, sure, most folks would just have a powerful case of deja vu. But what if it changed something else? That’s what we’re starting with. They’re the reason a new race — called the Drythans — seek them out and say, ‘You screwed something up. Fix it.’
Tom Waltz and I were talking one day and, mid-sentence, he remembers that IDW was going to be doing another “Galaxy Quest” comic and he thought it’d be fun if I pitched for it. “Do something really ‘Star Trekky,’” is what he suggested when I asked what he was looking for.
So I wrote up a pitch — and this is almost two years ago! — and got it to Tom. A few months after that, I said “Hey, Tom — did anything ever happen with that pitch?” And he says, in his way, “Oh yeah, dude! … It, uh, well, it got turned down.” When I asked why, he says: ‘It was too ’Star Trekky.’
I laughed loud enough to wake my poor dog.
Anyway, IDW and the licensor both liked the pitch, they just wanted me to make some changes. Once that was done, voila, we were go.”
The fact that Burnham’s origin idea was “Too Star Trekky” is funny, considering that Galaxy Quest is just one big pastiche to the beloved original Star Trek series.
While it may not be the Galaxy Quest sequel we had in mind, it’s still cool to hear that the story will live on. Who knows, perhaps if the comic is a runaway success, we’ll eventually get the feature-film follow-up we deserve. Until then, never give up! Never surrender! And let us know your thoughts about the Galaxy Quest sequel comic in the comments below.
Source: Comic Book Resources